It is still a mystery for those who don’t personally know me why I decided to have my hair cut last month. While most of the people assume that I am expecting- as I have always had my hair cut when I was pregnant- no I am not. Others assume that I got tired of the usual long hair and just had it cut to make change. The truth is, I did want to make a change. Not only because I want to have different hair style but because of a deeper meaning.
The truth is, I’ve wanted change and what better way to have your hair cut than to help and inspire others? So I did the Matrix 8-Inch Cut For Cancer Challenge. Did you know that every year, an additional 3, 500 children in the Philippines struggle with various types of cancer? I could only imagine what these children and their parents have to undergo.
When Matrix asked me to be alongside Maxene Magalona to take the Matrix 8-inch Cut for Cancer Challenge, I immediately said yes. Caner awareness is an advocacy that has become close to my heart. This is something I share with Maxene and Matrix – the goal of inspiring and encouraging Filipinos to make a difference in the lives of cancer kids.
Matrix, The No. 1 American Salon Brand in the world, takes on the challenge to gather hairdressers and Filipino women to make a difference in more ways than one with Matrix 8-inch Cut for Cancer Challenge. With the brand belief that stylists around the world can create change every day, Matrix empowers them to bring their ability to a bigger stage through this movement in the Philippines under the global initiative, Matrix Chairs of Change. Chairs of Change is a worldwide program by Matrix that allows stylists to make a difference through their craft. To mark the first Chairs of Change project in the Philippines, Matrix introduces the 8-inch Cut for Cancer Challenge.
So here’s a BTS of what happened that fateful day of August 23, 2014, as Maxene & I accepted the challenge to have 8 inches of our hair chopped off.
Immediately, after having our hair cut, we visited the Cancer and Hermatology Center.
Now it’s your turn to take the challenge. Matrix, in partnership with Kythe Ateneo, Maxene & I call upon all you beautiful Pinays to join this worthwhile movement by cutting off and donating 8 inches of your hair for the benefit of Filipino children with cancer. At the same time, volunteer hair dressers from partner institution, David’s Salon, will be donning their time to do the stylish haircuts for free. It’s happening on October 25, 2014 at The Block, 2nd Floor, SM City North Edsa, from 10 am to 6 pm.
For more information, please visit www.matrixchairsofchangeph.com